Description: Angel investors are almost always wealthy individuals and commonly band together in investor networks. Often these networks are based on regional, industry, or academic affiliation. Similar to venture capital, angel investment, which typically occurs in earlier stage companies, as compared to venture capital investment, helps translate innovative ideas into commercial applications. The combination of angel investment and venture capital investment can help innovative companies launch and mature.
Performance Measure: Average Angel Investment per Deal – compares the average investment per angel investment deal for Fairfax County against the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia regional area. This is based on disclosed investments deals.
Interpretation: In 2018, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) obtained new capital investment data that will provide for enhanced data analytics, benchmarking, and reporting. Based on available data, (April 1 to December 31, 2018), Fairfax County’s average angel investment deal was approximately $1.1 million more than the regional (Maryland, Washington, DC, and the rest of Virginia) average.